Built around 1680, the Paul Revere House is a rare example of 17th-century urban architecture. One room is furnished with artifacts from the time of the first owner, while three other rooms contain artifacts from Revere’s era, including Revere family furniture and silver made in the Revere shop.
Paul Revere purchased this former merchant’s dwelling in 1770, when he was 35 years old. He and his family lived here when Revere made his famous messenger ride on the night of April 18-19, 1775. For most of the 19th century the home served as a rooming house and a tenement for some of the thousands of Irish, Jewish, and Italian immigrants who lived in the neighborhood. Restored in the early 20th century and opened to the public in 1908, the Paul Revere House today is a an ideal place for visitors to experience what everyday life was like in 17th and 18th century Boston.
Boston & Cambridge, Family Oriented, History, Culture & Libraries